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Noun
The causes, explanations, or justifications for an action or event
Noun
Plural for a false, contrived, or assumed purpose or reason
“It merely serves as a pretext to whip the country into a war frenzy and to justify the insertion of large numbers of troops.”
Noun
Plural for a deceptive or insincere outward appearance
“The mugging was merely the pretext for heavy-duty flirting between a dishy detective and Keelin, the lovelorn physiotherapist.”
Noun
Plural for a lie or falsehood, or the act of lying or concocting a falsehood
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Plural for a reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
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Plural for a pretense or stratagem
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Noun
Plural for an ambiguity or inadequacy in a set of rules that can be potentially exploited
Verb
To employ a pretext for soliciting the gain of something else
“Witherow also admitted that his paper tried to pretext details of Brown's mortgage by calling the bank and posing as the former prime minister.”
Verb
To provide an acceptable explanation for
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